We’ve covered a lot of confocal imaging systems on this blog, as those tend to be the real bank breakers, but have a look at this beautifully compact TIRF platform: the LiteTIRF. The website includes software, a thorough components list, and a neat little CAD drawing to show you how everything goes together. The components […]
Some of the writers on LabOnTheCheap have recently moved to UC Santa Barbara, where the Chemistry department sells us dry ice like this: That’s right, as 10 lb blocks. There aren’t any of those dry ice grinders, or any tools of any sort, around, so to get dry ice in a reasonable size, you’ve gotta […]
Kostas Lagogiannis recently emailed us to let us now about a June 2018 paper entailing a cheap method to monitor genetically targeted neural activity and behavior in Drosophila larvae simultaneously. The paper is written by himself, Manuela Marescotti, Barbara Webb, R. Wayne Davies and J. Douglas Armstrong The concept is to create a high throughput substitute or […]
A couple weeks ago we posted about Punch Card Programmable Microfluidics, and long before that we posted about an early version of the Foldscope and we posted on my personal favorite of the bunch, the paperfuge. All of these are projects of Dr. Manu Prakash, whom we recently saw talk at the Marine Biological Laboratory […]
If your working on electronics, consider EasyEDA.com. This resource not only lets you simulate circuits ahead of time but also lets you order electronic parts and Printed Circuit Boards according to your designs. This can make DIY work much less daunting and the final product appear much more professional.